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Sep 16, 2008

New Parent Educator Books

Unhealthy food is everywhere–colorfully packaged, cheap, and full of fat, calories, and sodium. It’s no wonder childhood obesity has become an epidemic in the last thirty years. Family nutrition expert Eileen Behan posits that good nutrition and good eating habits start on day one. The Baby Food Bible is based on the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, tells parents when to introduce these foods into a child's diet, and emphasizes the importance of setting healthy eating routines that center on family meals at the dining room table–the perfect time to build good habits. It also features an alphabetized index that explains how to buy, store,prepare, and serve more than 100 foods, with delicious recipes for every meal, wholesome snack ideas, and advice for eating out. There’s no better way to ensure your child will grow up to have a happy and healthy life!
Offering advice for teachers eager to develop better discipline in the classroom, this guide provides practical methods for eliminating disruptive behavior, encouraging productive work habits, and communicating with parents. Clear lessons and straightforward language reveal how to measure discipline in a classroom environment, as well as how to handle difficult situations, such as transition times, assemblies, lunchtime, and field trips. A separate chapter for school administrators explains how to support classroom teachers in creating discipline and how to evaluate those teachers.
Here is a unique parenting book filled with coping strategies, activities, and ideas for successfully managing day-to-day life with preschoolers. Arranged chronologically over the course of a day, chapters address such topics as dressing and managing the morning rush; successful napping without struggles; managing sibling rivalry; bath time and bedtime. Special attention is given to helping preschoolers cope with transitions and changes in routines. Each chapter begins with an introduction that highlights common problems, discusses relevant developmental issues, and offers general suggestions to avoid troublesome moments. Detailed, individual activities with easy-to-follow instructions, rhymes, and games follow. Using the ideas in the book, parents can transform boring or aggravating at-home tasks into experiences that a child-and adult-may enjoy.
An information-packed, month-by-month guide to all the emotional, financial, and yes, even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course of his partner's pregnancy. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, The Expectant Father is filled with sound advice and practical tips for men.

Helping your child through the toilet-training process may be one of your greatest challenges as a new parent. And when it comes to this important developmental stage, every child is unique. Some are “ready” earlier than others, and not all children respond to the same approach. This invaluable resource covers everything you need to know about the toilet-training process to make this important transition as easy and as positive as possible for both you and your child. This comprehensive guide answers parents’ most frequently asked questions and concerns, including: When to toilet train: finding the age that’s right for your child, How to choose and install a potty, Positive ways to handle the inevitable “accidents”, What to do when your child resists, Practical advice for common problems such as constipation, Toilet training children with special needs, Special tips for boys, girls, even twins, Coping with bedwetting and soiling and much more.
A comprehensive guide featuring practical solutions for surviving and succeeding as a single mother. Anderson inspires confidence, offering real world answers to real problems, from financial planning to coping with divorce.

2 comments:

wtspb2007 said...

I thought parents might also find the following list helpful for books about potty training. (It links to Amazon, but I'm sure the books can be ordered or found at your local library.)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/R1ZOIM998F23X8/ref=cm_pdp_lm_title

The twelve titles in this selection, all by different authors, are designed to teach parents about the variety of methods and techniques available.

bookdude said...

You should check out Bayard and their series of StoryBoxBooks, AdventureBoxBooks and DiscoveryBoxBooks. There's lots going on too:
This Month Storybox has guest illustrator Helen Oxenbury fetured.
There's a Readathon happening in UK and Ireland - http://discoveryboxbooks.com/readathon.php
There's a Ghost Drawing competition in AdventureBoxBooks assiciated with the Polka Theatre (http://www.adventureboxbooks.com/competition.php)